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Today in History: February 11

Slide 1 of 12: Worshippers holding Japanese flags visit the Yasukuni Shrine to celebrate National Foundation Day on February 11, 2003 in Tokyo Japan. According to the earliest Japanese history books on this day in the year 660 BC the first Japanese emperor was crowned.  (Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

660 BC: Japanese empire is established

The first Japanese emperor, Jimmu, is crowned and the Japanese empire is established.

© Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images
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